Keep Your Family Safe from Kitchen Hazards with Home Automation
The saying, “the kitchen is the heart of the home,” is still around for a reason. At any given time, your kitchen is bustling with activities. Whether you’re cooking, your dog is running through, or your kids are getting a glass of water, your kitchen is almost always working.
With all that activity going on, it’s easy to forget how dangerous a kitchen can be or what can happen in the kitchen during a disaster. Being aware of the hazards in your kitchen and adding home automation can provide you with a safer home.
If You Can’t Take the Heat, Please Leave the Kitchen
One of the biggest potential hazards in a kitchen is the start of a fire. With the stove, the toaster, the toaster oven, and all the other gadgets that help you cook your food, a fire is an extremely real possibility.
Along with an up-to-date fire extinguisher, you should also ensure you have a smoke
detector in or near your kitchen. A smoke detector can alert you when there’s a fire hazard in your kitchen by sounding an alarm.
Smoke detectors save thousands of lives each year and can warn you when you are in danger. According to the National Fire Protection Association, death rates are twice as high in homes that do not have working smoke alarms. It is important to ensure you have a working fire alarm in your kitchen.
Freezes are Not Cool for Your Kitchen
Another hazard to avoid in your kitchen is burst pipes from extremely cold temperatures. A burst pipe can result from low temperatures freezing the water within the kitchen pipes until they expand and break. This event often occurs in winter when people are on vacation and turn off their heater.
Along with pipe damage, freezes that burst your kitchen pipes can also cause water damage. To avoid a mess in your kitchen from cold temperatures, have extreme temperature sensors installed in your kitchen and throughout your home.
Extreme temperature sensors will alert you when your home reaches dangerous temperatures. The sensor works for both extreme heat and cold.
Broken Glass is a Serious Kitchen Hazard
If you have young children or you have a window or door near your kitchen, you may be worried about broken glass.
Broken glass can cut skin deeply and cause a lot of pain. As a parent, you’d like to be able to watch your children 24/7, but sometimes that’s just not possible. To prevent your little ones from getting hurt and to make sure you know nothing dangerous is going on, a glass break detector may be the sensor for you. When glass breaks, you’ll be alerted on your phone and you can quickly check in with your children and home.
In addition, a glass break detector is perfect for people who have a glass door or window in their kitchen. If you are ever worried about burglars breaking through your kitchen door or window, a glass break detector can alert you to the danger.
The Silent Kitchen Danger
Many people love their gas stoves for their superior cooking action but fail to realize they can be hazardous if used incorrectly. Gas stoves emit carbon monoxide, which in large quantities can be fatal to humans.
While most people don’t have a problem using their gas stoves, it only takes one time or one operational failure to occur for the worst to happen.
Getting a carbon monoxide detector installed in your kitchen is essential for keeping your home safe.
To keep your home safe and your kitchen free from hazards, call Pelican State Protection for home automation. Pelican State Protection will ensure your home is automated with sensitive detectors so you know what is happening in your kitchen at all times.